The Alameda Board of Supervisors has initiated a process to re-acquire control and ownership of the Alameda County Medical Center. This move will cost the County at least the $100 million note, owed to the county.
The first step is a report, due to the supervors in 60 days. The Medical Center is probably the best managed and most honored public facility in California, and the only one currently profitable, although just barely.
It also has the only Level 1 Trauma center in the Bay area. This is the place to go if you have a serious accident.
The move is prompted by the Hospital's Union, SEIU, which is frustrated by the honest and responsible management, that will not award them 8% increases, or continue outrageous work rules, which cost the hospital millions annually.
If taken over by the politically oriented Board of Supervisors, many expect the outstanding professional management and medical staff to flee over the next 2 years, returning the hospital to its previous level of incompetance and denying both free and emergency services to Alameda County.